Elegant and charming jazz vocal artist, Helane 

Fontaine, performed over 200 shows in 2003, just release her CD entitled My Greenbria Season which features national artists 

Royce Campbell, Hod O'Brien, Tom Baldwin and Tony Martucci.

Click here for her songbook !
Contains over 200 titles !



Helane Fontaine cover photo
From "Different Standards" 2001
Photo - Lance Brenner, 2000

Contact Helane
703-887-6951
lanienelson@me.com


Photo - Topher Jones, Sept. 2003

Helane Fontaine has been described as the singer who sends you a smile in her voice. Her songbook is characterized by the most uplifting love songs ever written and her style is influenced by many great vocalists: Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Patsy Cline, Julie London, Bessie Smith, Etta James, Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra.

Helane was the headliner for the 2003 season at the historic Old White Lounge at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV, six nights a week with alternating piano trios backing her up. She perform many concert appearances in front of audiences from fifty to thousands in Wichita and Salina, Kansas, Miami, Florida and Virginia, D.C. and Maryland.

Presently her smaller jazz ensemble work is presently with Royce Campbell of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks orchestra and the Henry Mancini Orchestra.


Hey! You jazz cats out there!

Just Released !!!

"My Greenbrier Season"

Helane's newest CD "My Greenbrier Season" has been recently released! Limited supplies! Click here to order now !

This CD features the songs most requested by guests at her nightly show at the historic Old White Lounge at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Helane, Royce and Hod are joined by the great bassist Tom Baldwin and drummer Tony Martucci.

On this CD she is joined by international recording artists Royce Campbell, Hod O'Brien, Elias Bailey and Mark Carson. Word is that her stellar vocal performance will put her on the national groove scene!

To order click below:

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Helane with Loston Harris.
Helane and Loston at their weekly show
at Hero's, Manassas, VA. 2002

During 2002 she performed weekly at "Dinner Jazz with Helane Fontaine" at the Foggy Bottom Cafe, in the River Inn at 924 25th St. N.W. with acclaimed pianists Loston Harris, Hod O'Brien, Larry Eanet, and Evan Mook of the Tommy Dorsey Band. Other venues in 2002 included Chez Papa, Petite Journal and Autour de Midi in Paris, France, the Dream Nightclub in Washington, DC, private events on Cape Cod, The Balcony Room in the Crowne Plaza Times Square and Enid's in New York City, celebrations for the Volvo Ocean Race at The Pier 5 Hotel and at The Trust in Baltimore, Prince Michel Restaurant, the Belmont Country Club, Montpelier Wine Festival, Oakencroft Wine Festival, Monticello Wine Festival and at corporate and private events at Richmond's Shirley Plantation, Ash Lawn-Highland, Strawbwerry Hill, Oak Hill among others. For two years she was regularly featured at Jazz Night at Keswick Hall, an Orient Express hotel.

In 2001 she appeared at the Monarch hotel with Big Ray and the Kool Kats, and at her weekly show "Jazz Under the Stars" at Moondance Cafe in her hometown, Charlottesville, Virginia. Her first independent production, the CD
"I am Helane Fontaine" was recorded in a traditional style with no edits, overdubs or multi-tracking. Backed by the George Turner Jazz Trio, with Bob Bowen on bass and Aaron Binder on drums, Helane used the live format in various living rooms to create the warmth presence found in many earlier recordings of the greatest jazz vocalists.

Contact Helane
703-887-6951
lanienelson@me.com